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Improving Models for Marine EnviRonment SErvices

Objective

The overarching goal of IMMERSE project is to ensure that the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) will have continuing access to world-class marine modelling tools for its next generation systems while leveraging advances in space and information technologies, therefore allowing it to address the ever-increasing and evolving demands for marine monitoring and prediction in the 2020s and beyond.

In response to the future priorities for CMEMS, IMMERSE will develop new capabilities to:
- enable the production of ocean forecasts and analyses that exploit upcoming high resolution satellite datasets,
- deliver ocean analyses and forecasts with the higher spatial resolution and additional process complexity demanded by users,
- exploit the opportunities of new high performance computing (HPC) technology
- allow easy interfacing of CMEMS products with detailed local coastal models.

These developments will be delivered in the NEMO ocean model, an established, world-class ocean modelling system that already forms the basis of the majority of CMEMS analysis and forecast products. Hence the pathway from the research in IMMERSE to implementation in CMEMS will be simple and seamless, as the model code developed will be directly applicable in CMEMS models. NEMO has a long track record of producing and maintaining a stable, robustly engineered code base of the type that is needed for operational applications, including CMEMS.

The IMMERSE consortium combines world-class expertise in ocean modelling, applied mathematics and HPC, established software engineering processes and infrastructure, and in-depth knowledge of the CMEMS systems and downstream CMEMS systems. Thus IMMERSE is exceptionally well placed to deliver the operational-quality model code required to meet the emerging needs of CMEMS, and maintain it into the future.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 855 146,25

Participants (13)

FONDAZIONE CENTRO EURO-MEDITERRANEOSUI CAMBIAMENTI CLIMATICI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 783 626,25
Address
Via A Imperatore 16
73100 Lecce
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 756 408,75
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
MERCATOR OCEAN
France
EU contribution
€ 550 913,75
Address
Rue Hermes 8-10 Parc Technologique Du Canal
31520 Ramonville Saint Agne
Activity type
Other
MET OFFICE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 575 945
Address
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 90 375
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 407 402,50
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Puertos del Estado
Spain
EU contribution
€ 143 437,50
Address
Avenida Del Partenon 10
28042 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
OCEAN NEXT
France
EU contribution
€ 299 457,50
Address
90 Chemin Du Moulin
38660 La Terasse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 075
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 075
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUR MATERIAL- UND KUSTENFORSCHUNGGMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 122 500
Address
Max Planck Strasse 1
21502 Geesthacht
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 94 315
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 105 265
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
Activity type
Research Organisations